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  • How to Grow Thyme
    How to grow and care for thyme. There are many species of thyme, and growing them is incredibly easy. Learn all about the plant here!
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About The Site

Plants can tell us quite a bit about our environment. I like to use plants to figure out what nature is like in the places that I visit. They’re meters, markers, and memories that wait calmly in the earth. I hope this site helps you learn from these plants too.

Blogroll

  • Six on Saturday – 23 Jan, 2021
    My first Six on Saturday post! Featuring philodendrons, Billy Balls, Daffodils, and the inevitable LA smog.
  • The Whole Dang Year
    Looking back at the whole year – the lockdowns have had some changes. More plants at home, and definitely going outdoors more often to get some fresh air!
  • Joshua Tree: After Hours
    I recently headed over to Joshua Tree, hoping to catch some stars or some snow. Neither of my hopes came true. The sky stayed overcast the whole evening, and the ground dry. And it was perfect and still and I loved every minute.

Growing Guides

  • How to Grow Thyme
    How to grow and care for thyme. There are many species of thyme, and growing them is incredibly easy. Learn all about the plant here!
  • Tillandsia (Air Plants)
    This is a detailed guide on how to care for Tillandsia (air plants). These are strange, bundled-up plants that drink water from everywhere but their roots. They make for great plant pets!

Plant Care & General Guides

  • Air Purifying Plants
    Plants are natural air purifiers. We put out a heck of a lot of carbon, and all plants will help reduce that to some degree. The only issue is that carbon isn’t the only thing we’re putting into the atmosphere. Our atmosphere indoors, where we’re spending so much time, is incredibly important. We put out a few other notable bad chemicals in the course of daily living – ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. Check here for some plants that can clean your air!
  • Making Baby Cacti
    Succulents (and Cacti) are surprisingly easy to propagate – to make more plants. They can often be grown from cuttings – small pieces of the parent plant that take root. Find out how!
  • Flushing the Pot
    I’ve had a bad habit of watering my plants every 2 to 3 days – when the top layer of dirt was just starting to dry out. I just never followed proper watering techniques – letting some plants dry out a bit more, flushing the soil, and the like.

Walking Around

  • The GLOW Fades
    After a couple months of GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden, it’s time to look back at the light and the music. (For those who didn’t attend – it’s a walking / music / plant / light show with a water theme)
  • Joshua Tree: After Hours
    I recently headed over to Joshua Tree, hoping to catch some stars or some snow. Neither of my hopes came true. The sky stayed overcast the whole evening, and the ground dry. And it was perfect and still and I loved every minute.
  • Plants Named California
    Vasquez Rocks Park had some rain recently, and nature went wild. From blooms to berries, this is a look at two plants named after the state that responded nicely. (California Juniper, California Cholla)

Nature Appreciation

  • Air Purifying Plants
    Plants are natural air purifiers. We put out a heck of a lot of carbon, and all plants will help reduce that to some degree. The only issue is that carbon isn’t the only thing we’re putting into the atmosphere. Our atmosphere indoors, where we’re spending so much time, is incredibly important. We put out a few other notable bad chemicals in the course of daily living – ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. Check here for some plants that can clean your air!
  • The Whole Dang Year
    Looking back at the whole year – the lockdowns have had some changes. More plants at home, and definitely going outdoors more often to get some fresh air!
  • The GLOW Fades
    After a couple months of GLOW at South Coast Botanic Garden, it’s time to look back at the light and the music. (For those who didn’t attend – it’s a walking / music / plant / light show with a water theme)